Behind the Lens
- Publication date
- Public Domain
- Digitizing sponsor
- Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
No synopsis in Educational Film Guides.
Ken Smith sez: "A new era in motion pictures has been born!" proclaims the over-the-top Jam Handy narrator. "Now the camera is seeing things for science!"
Lots of photographic gimmicks are showcased in this film, including time-lapse photography of flowers blooming and high-speed photography of cats being dropped upside-down. We are told that the "camera of science" is "of tremendous importance in modern industrial research," and are shown "Schlieren photography," which "magnifies heat waves" and enables us to see the warmth of a handshake and the blatantly faked "smoke" of a kiss. Fast-paced, fun to watch, and with a bare minimum of pro-Chevrolet intrusion.
CINEMATOGRAPHY FILM CAMERAS LENSES VISION PERCEPTION INFRARED ULTRAVIOLET ADVERTISING VISUAL Photography Photography (technical) Photography (scientific) Theaters (motion-picture) Audiences Spotlights Searchlights Premieres (movie) Movie premieres Photography (infrared) Photography (Schlieren) Photography (slow-motion) Kisses Heat Somersaults Gymnastics Cats (twisting while falling in air) Gymnasts Cameras (motion-picture) Title cards ("The camera goes to college") Automobiles (Chevrolet) Automobiles (brakes) Chevrolet Motor Company (sponsor) Scientific apparatus Experiments Surrealism Jokes
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
- Run time
Subject: or Why Cats Always Land on Their Feet
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.
Subject: My My My, Aint science wonderful?
Subject: Behind the Lens
a few interesting slo-mo shots
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